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Metal Ion Complexes of Nuceloside Phosphorothioates Reflecting the Ambivalent Properties of Lead (II)

Sigel, Astrid and Operschall, Bert P. and Sigel, Roland K. O. and Sigel, Helmut. (2018) Metal Ion Complexes of Nuceloside Phosphorothioates Reflecting the Ambivalent Properties of Lead (II). New Journal of Chemistry, 42 (10). pp. 7551-7559.

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Abstract

This Perspective outlines the coordinating properties of lead( II ), to some extent in comparison with related metal ions like Ca 2+ , Zn 2+ or Cd 2+ . It is worth noting that the affinity of Pb 2+ towards phosphate residues corresponds to that of Cu 2+ . Furthermore, the binding tendency of Pb 2+ towards thiophosphate groups as present in methyl thiophosphate (MeOPS 2− ) or uridine 5′- O -thiomonophosphate (UMPS 2− ) is compared with that of the parent ligands, that is, methyl phosphate (CH 3 OPO 3 2− ) and uridine 5′-monophosphate (UMP 2− ). The replacement of an O by a S atom makes the monoprotonated thiophosphate group considerably more acidic [compared to ROP(O) 2 − (OH)], but at the same time its affinity for Pb 2+ increases tremendously: more than 99% of Pb 2+ is S-bound. This is very different if the coordinating properties of uridylyl-(5′→3′)-[5′]-uridylate (pUpU 3− ) and P -thiouridylyl-(5′→3′)-[5′]-uridylate (pUp (S) U 3− ) are compared. The phosphate-coordinated Pb 2+ forms a 10-membered chelate with one of the two terminal O atoms of the phosphodiester linkage, which reaches a formation degree of about 90% in Pb(pUpU) − . However, in Pb(pUp (S) U) − the formation degree of the chelate is reduced to about half in accordance with the fact that now only one terminal O atom is available in the thiophosphate diester bridge, that is, Pb 2+ coordinates to this O showing no affinity for S in ROP(O)(S) − OR′. These observations are ascribed to the properties of the Pb 2+ lone pair, which shapes the Pb 2+ coordination sphere; its role is discussed further in this Perspective and a caveat is made regarding Pb 2+ binding to a thiophosphate diester linkage.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Former Organization Units Chemistry > Anorganische Chemie (Sigel)
UniBasel Contributors:Sigel, Astrid and Sigel, Helmut
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:1144-0546
e-ISSN:1369-9261
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Deposited On:03 Jul 2019 15:02

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